APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022/23
VERVE and WATSON DANCE PROJECT (WDP) Research Commissions are an opportunity for artists of any movement background to research their practice with students from both courses.
These commissions support artists in building a relationship with VERVE and WDP through a week of studio practice, bookended by bespoke support from VERVE and WDP leaders, Matteo Marfoglia and Gianluca Vincentini. They are a paid opportunity to work without prescribed outcome, with the companies.
Each commission is bespoke, shaped by the artist and the companies to support their work and the development of the dancers.
Artists will also have the opportunity to connect to other areas of NSCD beyond VERVE and WDP, discussing their work with a range of staff overseeing artistic commissioning and development.
We welcome applications from EVERYONE
1 July 2022 | Submissions closed, 12 noon
Week commencing 11 July 2022 | Interviews
Nov 2022 – Feb 2023 | Residencies take place
We are seeking a total of six artists in this initial call – this call is open to EVERYONE. We are looking for:
Please note: There is just one opportunity for one of the selected artists to work with both companies at the same time, VERVE and WDP.
NSCD believes that diversity and a diverse workforce is critical to its future development. As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage interest from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, age, race, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief.
We encourage applications from those we do not know, as well as those who may also have engaged with NSCD previously.
We specifically welcome applications from artists working in different movement art forms as well as contemporary dance.
Successful artists will each be allocated one of the weeks below, please specify your availability and preference in your application:
7 – 11 November 2022 – working with WDP dancers (13/15 dancers)
14 – 18 November 2022 – working with WDP and VERVE (31/35 dancers)
28 Nov – 2 Dec 2022 – working with VERVE dancers (18/20 dancers)
5 – 9 December 2022 – working with VERVE dancers (18/20 dancers)
23 – 27 January 2023 – working with WDP dancers (13/15 dancers)
30 Jan – 3 Feb 2023 – working with WDP dancers (13/15 dancers)
We recognise applications take time and energy. We are therefore asking for very little in an attempt to reduce the demand on your time. We ask for:
Successful applicants will be invited to interview over Zoom where you can discuss your practice and ideas with a panel. Specific feedback will be available from this stage, if requested.
If you have any access requirements to complete your application, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
If you have any questions relating to your application or your eligibility, please email Matteo Marfoglia and Gianluca Vincentini